Coronavirus

Lockdown Diary Day 7: The Simple Life

10:43 PM

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The Simple Life


This quarantine life is forcing us to go back to the simple life, doesn't it? No excessive shopping, traveling or partying.

Gardening

My husband and I were talking the other day and thinking how nice it would be to grow our own garden. Just our usual meal staples like tomatoes, garlic, cucumber, carrots and some herbs.

I've always been amazed by vertical gardens especially those in the kitchen. Generally, a house with greens and blooms in my opinion is both beautiful and practical. Not to mention refreshing. What do you think?

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I don't think I have the patience and the green thumb for starting a garden, but I'm glad my husband has. 🙂

Genuine connection

Since I've been watching a lot of Friends lately, I miss those old times when people get together and REALLY connect.

I'm lucky to grow up without gadgets. I feel nostalgic remembering that simple life pre-internet.

Don't get me wrong. I'm thankful for this technology. I wouldn't have married my husband if not for it.

Nowadays, even in family gatherings people are mostly busy with their gadgets. It would be nice to be in the moment and connect with the people around rather than online.

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Great equalizer

Right now especially because of this crisis, there just seems to be so much noise outside.

Do you agree that because of social media, there is more pressure in your life? Do you find yourself trying to keep up with your peers?

I hope not.

I hope you continue to revel in your quirks, stay comfortable in your individuality and be proud of your lifestyle choice no matter how simple it may be.

As long as you're not hurting anyone with your choices, you do you!

There's nothing ordinary about you. Remember that.

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One other good thing about this crisis that I can think of is that it became a great equalizer. Millionaire, poor, famous stars, ordinary people, young, old, regardless of a person's sexual orientation or religion, they can get infected by the virus.

I hope we're coming to our senses now and seeing the huge difference between the essential and the excess. The necessity versus the fancy.

I hope we realize now that we are all the same underneath.

My life in the time of coronavirus during this lockdown makes me appreciate the simple life I used to know and see things from a different perspective.

How about you?


Your turn

  • What is your idea of a simple life?
  • What do you miss most about your childhood?

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